Food Diary Friday, May 4

Have A Good Morning Hot Flax Cereal

2 pieces of string cheese
1 bag of salt and vinegar flavored pork rinds

(out for happy hour with coworkers)
1 taco salad:
lettuce layered with
beef chili (I picked out the beans!)
shredded cheese
salsa, sour cream, guacamole
skip the taco bowl- it's too tempting
1 1/2 ounce vodka with soda water, 2 lime wedges squeezed

3 ounces Breyer's carb control vanilla ice cream

(out at sushi bar)
3 pieces tuna sashimi
1 serving spicy salmon sashimi
1 serving lobster salad
seaweed salad
small side salad with peanut dressing
1 glass unsweet tea with 1 packet Splenda

raspberry ketones- 1 with breakfast, 1 with dinner
fish oil- 1 with breakfast, 1 with dinner
L-Glutamine- 1 with breakfast, 1 with dinner
fiber- 1 with breakfast, 1 with dinner
B complex- 1 with breakfast

Notes for today:
Pork rinds are an excellent snack.  Today I knew I was going to happy hour around 4:00 so I planned for a heavy mid day snack and a late lunch, late dinner.  Pork rinds satisfy my crunchy craving, come in lots of flavors, have no carbs, and are extremely filling.  If your grocery store only has the regular flavor you can try a gas station.  Often you will find snack size bags there in several varieties.

Again on eating out.  I'll say it again- Don't let your diet get in the way of your life.  Limiting your daily activities is a recipe for cheating and ultimately quitting.  Taco salad is a great choice when you are out, just make sure that you skip the bowl and try not to get more than a cup of lettuce.  Load up on sour cream, guacamole, and salsa (yum).

A sushi bar is also an excellent place to get a low carb meal, but it can get a little pricey so I try not to go there if I am starving and want a big portion.  Sashimi is just fish with no rice, so it's always a good choice.  Salmon is another power food and an excellent source of heart healthy fats, so if you don't know what to get you can start there.  Make sure not to eat the rice, tempura, or any of the sweet sauces.  Also, many soups and sauces are thickened with corn starch which has about 7 carbs per tablespoon.  Stick to what you are sure about and remember that if it tastes to sweet or thick to be low carb, it probably is.

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